Iowa Technology Summit 2024 - Technology Association of Iowa
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Iowa Technology Summit '24 is the premier technology conference designed by and for Iowa's dynamic tech community.

Connect with Iowa technology thought leaders, learn from industry experts, and grow alongside peers. Choose from five diverse content tracks tailored to bring value to a wide range of interests and expertise.

April 8-9, 2024
Des Moines, Iowa

Connect

Connect with your peers and engage with Iowa's vibrant tech community. Share ideas and experiences, meet new people and discover new perspectives in a welcoming environment designed to network and collaborate.

Learn

Great ideas only get better when we share them. From a dynamic keynote led by Iowa tech leaders, to engaging panels to technical deep dives, explore more from five diverse content tracks.

Grow

Get engaged to empower your teams and gain insight on how to work more efficiently and effectively — at any size company, in any industry, and on any team.
Keynote Presentation
Iowa Technology Summit 2024 Keynote Address

From smart speakers to self-driving cars, AI has permeated our lives and has the power to transform roles and unlock new economic value across sectors. Responsibly unleashing the power of AI is critical to take ideas from innovation to economic impact.

Keynote Speakers

EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

EVP, Chief Information Officer

Principal Financial Group

Session Tracks

Explore five engaging content tracks each designed to enrich a wide range of interests and expertise in Cybersecurity, Data, Innovation, Leadership and Transformation.

These carefully curated sessions promise to deliver valuable insights and strategies for your professional growth. Stay tuned for exciting speaker and session announcements coming soon.

Navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity in this track. Learn about the latest threats, cutting-edge security strategies, and best practices for safeguarding digital assets. Ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their cyber defense skills and knowledge

Explore the multifaceted world of data in this track, encompassing broad areas like data governance, analytics strategies, and data-driven innovation. Engage with concepts crucial for harnessing data effectively in various sectors across Iowa’s technology landscape

Dive into the world of innovation, where groundbreaking ideas and technologies are reshaping industries in Iowa. This track highlights innovative approaches and solutions that are driving progress and setting new standards across the state’s tech landscape.

Explore the dynamics of effective leadership in the tech industry. This track focuses on leadership strategies, skills, and insights that are key to guiding teams and organizations to success in Iowa’s evolving technology sector.

Discover real use cases of how companies in Iowa are driving innovation, leading digital transformation, and modernizing their operations. This track showcases how businesses are successfully transitioning from legacy systems, adopting cutting-edge technologies, and implementing creative solutions to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Registration
Registered attendees will gain full access to all sessions, lunch, and networking opportunities at the Iowa Technology Summit 2024 on April 9th, along with an invitation to the Opening Party at The Republic on Grand on the evening of April 8th.

For questions about the Iowa Technology Summit, contact TAI's Director of Events, Jessica Erickson, at jessica@technologyiowa.org.

Agenda
Explore the agenda and schedule for Iowa Technology Summit 2024.
Monday, April 8
5:00 PM / Republic on Grand
Iowa Technology Summit 2024 Opening Party

Join us at The Republic on Grand in the East Village to officially kick off Iowa Technology Summit 2024 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Attendees can enjoy networking, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres

Tuesday, April 9
7:30 AM / Grand Concourse
Registration Check-In + Expo Opening
WELCOME
8:30 AM / Ballroom B
Opening Remarks
SPEAKER

Brian Waller

President, Technology Association of Iowa
PANELISTS

Paul Hlivko

EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Kathy Kay

EVP, Chief Information Officer, Principal Financial Group
9:50 AM / Grand Concourse
Break
SPEAKER

Brandon Potter

CTO, ProCircular
DATA TRACK
10:10 AM / Room 304-305
PANELISTS

Ben Cleveland

Principal Data Scientist, UnityPoint Health

Betsy DanForth Richey

Sr. Director of Data & Technology, Iowa Primary Care Association

Chris Klitgaard

CEO, revology
INNOVATION TRACK
10:10 AM / Room 309-310
PANELISTS

Collin Ellis

Director of Information Technology, Musco Lighting

Travis Hoover

SVP, Chief Data Officer, Hy-Vee

Kim Huffman

SVP & CIO, Workiva
LEADERSHIP TRACK
10:10 AM / Room 319-320
SPEAKER

Dr. Raj Agnihotri

Professor of Marketing, Iowa State University - Ivy College of Business
TRANSFORMATION TRACK
10:10 AM / Room 317-318

Session Details Coming Soon

SPEAKER

TBD

TBD
PANELISTS

Mike Fascian

Sr. IT Security Manager, Kemin Industries

Jonathan Heinz

CIO, Metalcraft

Doug Jacobson

Director, Iowa State University Center for Cybersecurity Innovation & Outreach
MODERATOR

Mike O'Donnell

Director, CIRAS at Iowa State University
DATA TRACK
11:20 AM / Room 304-305

Session Details Coming Soon

PANELISTS

Jacey Heuer

Head of Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Pella Corporation
INNOVATION TRACK
11:20 AM / Room 309-310
SPEAKER

Dave Tucker

Partner, Next Level Ventures
PANELISTS

John Majeski

Director, Beacon Hill Staffing Group

Austin Olson

Sr. Managing Director, Apex Systems

Holly Veeder

President, Aureon Consulting
MODERATOR

Stacy Lovan

Talent Acquisition Outreach Program Consultant, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
TRANSFORMATION TRACK
11:20 AM / Room 317-318
SPEAKER

Max Moldmann

Global Software Director - Flow Controls, Emerson
CYBERSECURITY TRACK
1:20 PM / Room 315-316
PANELISTS

Jake Gibson

CISO & VP of IT Operations, F&G

Jason Popillion

Director of Automotive Aftermarket, SPS Commerce

Ben Schmitt

CISO, Mary Greeley Medical Center
MODERATOR

Ryan Schaap

CIO, Wells Enterprises
DATA TRACK
1:20 PM / Room 304-305
PANELISTS

Brett Ellerbroek

Manager - Analytics COE, Casey's

Ryan Fye

Director of Data Strategy, Casey's
INNOVATION TRACK
1:20 PM / Room 309-310
SPEAKER

Joseph Engler

Chief AI Scientist, Collins Aerospace
PANELISTS

Steve Billingsley

Director - Enterprise Architecture, ITA Group

Pallavi Dukle

Director, Information Security Architecture & Engineering
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Jasen Heaton

Sr. Director Shared Services, Wells Enterprises

Casie Muller

Director of Engineering, Principal Financial Group
TRANSFORMATION TRACK
1:20 PM / Room 317-318
SPEAKERS

Matt Koch

Chief Marketing Officer, Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Hank Norem

Chief Innovation Officer, Sukup Manufacturing Co.
CYBERSECURITY TRACK
2:30 PM / Room 315-316
SPEAKER

Joe Gunnells

Cyber Security Engineer, Brownells
DATA TRACK
2:30 PM / Room 304-305

Session Details Coming Soon

PANELISTS

Scot Hansen

Enterprise Data Governance Director, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Renee Langeness

Director - Data and Analytics Governance, Principal Financial Group

Kim Olson

AVP, Data Governance Director, Athene
INNOVATION TRACK
2:30 PM / Room 309-310
SPEAKER

Jay Custard

Senior Director - Chief Digital Advisor, World Wide Technology
PANELISTS

Cyndi Chizek

CIO, Stellar Industries

Jeff Franklin

VCISO & Sr. Information Security Consultant, Heartland Business Systems

Shane Maas

CIO, The Mutual Group
MODERATOR

Steve Heston

Sr. Solutions Consultant, Heartland Business Systems
SPEAKER

David Ziemann

Sr. Director of Software Engineering. GlobalVetLink

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